The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Southborough
Southborough Common in 1905
Southborough Common in 1905
The Borough of South, alias Southborough, is a district comprehending the southern part of the lowy of Tunbridge, in which the manor of that name first claims our attention. It was antiently part of the possssions of the great family of Clare, earls of Gloucester, and lords of the castle and manor of Tunbridge, from whom, in like manner it passed to the Audleys and Staffords, in which last name it continued till Edwward Stafford, duke of Buckingham, being found guilty of high treason, anno 13 king Henry VIII forfeited this manor, among the rest of his possions to the crown, after which an act passed for his attainder, and the king in the 14th year of his reign, granted to Sir Thomas More, the manor of South, late Edward, duke of Buckingham's, to hold in capite by knight's service. …
extract from Hasted's History of Kent published in 1798

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1894Births46525085869225
341Christenings2511917720
44Marriages2241062
25Deaths2411512
16Burials23821
 
Books and other documents
Published Title, author and references
1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 33
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 99
1832Descriptive Sketches of Tunbridge Wells and the Calverley Estate by John Britton, F.S.A. ⇒ p. 122
1839Directory of Kent, Surrey & Sussex ⇒ entry
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 296
1874A History of The Weald of Kent with an outline of the History of the County to the present time, Volume II by Robert Furley, F.S.A.Resort of the Cavaliers p. 725
1882Kelly's Directory of Kent by E. R. Kelly, M.A., F.S.S. ⇒ entry
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 133
1885Southborough - Its Chalybeate Springs, Climate and Attractions as a Health Resort by E. Paget Thurstan, M.D., B.A., M.R.C.S., L.S.A. ⇒ Book

Picturesmore pictures 

St. Peters Church - 1896

Southborough Common - 1896

Hop Garden, Broomhill - 1896

Broomhill - 1896

Southborough Road & Cross Keys Inn - 1900

Hand and Sceptre - 1902

Hand and Sceptre - 1903
 

Hand and Sceptre - 1904

Modest Corner - 1904

Southborough Common - 1905

The Gravel Pit, Southborough - 1905

Holden Road, Southborough - 1905

Southborough Common - 1905

Hand and Sceptre - 1905
 

Places and properties in Southborough - a directory of homes, farms, churches, schools, inns, and other places of interest that existed prior to 1900 has been compiled from Post Office directories, Kelly's directories, Trade directories, Census data, Ordnance survey maps and books of the period
Churches, Inns,
Schools, Shops
and other places of interest
Bat Ball Inn, London Road
Beer House, London Road
Bell Inn, London Road
Boys Boarding School, Park Road
Chapel Place, London Road
Flying Dutchman Public House, London Road
Girls Boarding School, Park Road
Glanmore Place, The Common
Hand & Sceptre Hotel, London Road
Holme Endowment School, London Road
Salem Chapel, London Road
School, Argyle Road
School, Pennington Road
School House, The Common
St. Peter's Church, Church Road
St. Peter's Church
St. Thomas' Church, Pennington Road
 
Roads and Streets
Argyle Road
Bedford Road
Castle Street
Charles Street
Church Road
Edward Street
Elm Road
Forge Street
Garling Road
High Brooms
Holden Corner
Holden Park Road
Holden Road
London Road
Meadow Road
Modest Corner
Norton Road
Park Road
Pennington Road
Prospect Road
Sheffield Place
Speldhurst Road
Springfield Road
Taylor Street
The Common
Vicarage Road
Victoria Road
Vulcan Road
Western Road
 
Homes and Farms
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Bear House, High Brooms
Bentham Hill House
Bredeams Lodge, London Road
Brokes Cottage
Brokes Farm
Broom Hill House
Charity Cottages
Coach House, Castle Street
Cranworth Cottage, The Common
Crondwick Cottages
Dudeneys Farm, London Road
Ferndale Cottage, Argyle Road
Ferrer Villas, Prospect Road
Gardners Cottage, The Common
Glanmore Cottage, The Common
Glen Mount
Granville House
Grays Cottage, Castle Street
Grove Cottage, The Common
Grove Hill House, The Common
Grove Lodge, The Common
Hapsbury House, London Road
Heath Cottage, The Common
Holden Mansion, Holden Corner
Ivey Cottage
Ivey House Farm
Kingston Villa, London Road
Kintore, The Common
Little Bounds, London Road
 
Homes and Farms
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Mableden Cottages
Mableden Farm
Mayborne Villas, Prospect Road
Miston Lodge, London Road
Moat Cottages
Neals Cottages
Nightingale Farm
Oakfield Cottage
Oakfield Villa
Oaklea, The Common
Ormond House, London Road
Rock House, London Road
Sandstone Keys, Speldhurst Road
Sewage Cottages, High Brooms
Sheffield Cottage, Sheffield Place
Snashall Cottages, The Common
Southfield Park Lodge, High Brooms
Streamland Cottages
Studly Cottage, The Common
Sunnyside, The Common
Sunnyside Cottages, The Common
The Glen
Trotting Hill House
Viaduct Cottages
White House Farm
Willesden, The Common
Woodleigh Cottage, The Common
Woodleigh House, The Common
Yew Tree Farm, High Brooms

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